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Canva launches an iPad app

Thursday, 16 October 2014 | By StartupSmart

With a focus on growth, Australian startup Canva has launched an iPad app version of its easy to use graphic design platform, its most requested feature to date.


The app uses a simple drag-and-drop design interface with a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts, and it makes creating graphics fast and easy. The advantage of the iPad app is that photos taken can be immediately integrated with design.


“In the past year since our launch we have been overwhelmed by the many ways people are using Canva every day. Our new app brings everything people love about Canva to the iPad,” says Canva chief executive Melanie Perkins.


Canva’s iPad app is free to download and provides access to Canva’s library of millions of stock photographs, illustrations and layouts. Users can upload photos from their device or Facebook account, or pay $1 per premium element when they publish their design.


Canva also provides professional designers with a faster way to create layouts and collaborate with clients, removing the need for frustrating back-and-forth email exchanges. The iPad app makes it especially easy to collaborate on the go.


Canva has been backed by investors including Facebook director of engineering and co-founder of Google Maps, Lars Rasmussen, Yahoo chief financial officer Ken Goldman, and funds including Matrix Partners, InterWest Partners, and 500 Startups.


Canva will be available in the app store starting from today. Find out more here.